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Dodgy hips and knees among most common health insurance claims

The country’s biggest health insurer paid out nearly $1 billion worth of claims in the year to 30 June 2020 with New Zealanders’ hips and knees proving costly. Not-for-profit Southern Cross Health Insurance funded more...

Otago study shows whole fruit vitamin C boosts ‘zest for life’

A University of Otago study has shown adults low in dietary vitamin C can improve their feelings of vitality by eating two kiwifruit a day for two weeks. The study highlights the advantages of ingesting...

Smokers increasingly using e-cigarettes to quit, survey shows

People who smoke are increasingly using e-cigarettes to try to quit smoking, a study by researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington, has found. The researchers found that between 2016 and 2018 the level of...

Petition calls for ‘crisis level’ adult cochlear implant funding

A petition calling on the Government to adopt a sustainable funding model that reflects demand for cochlear implants has been launched by the Pindrop Foundation, NCIP and SCIP. The petition currently has 3289 signatures...

UNITE to tackle dementia – $3 at a time

Dementia is the next big health and social crisis the world will have to face after COVID-19, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), with numbers set to soar in the coming years. Predicted numbers...

New support service for Kiwis living with eating disorders

A new type of support to help New Zealanders healing from an eating disorder take positive steps towards full recovery has launched. Canopy Eating Disorders Support Services (Canopy) is New Zealand's first eating-disorder-specific peer-to-peer support,...

New Zealanders better off under marijuana legalisation: Government economic reports

Two reports by economic thinktank BERL analysing the current illicit marijuana market and how a new legal model would benefit New Zealand were released yesterday. The economic reports were commissioned by the Ministry of Justice...

Kiwi kids to get helping hand with managing life’s challenges

A free programme aimed at equipping school children with tools to navigate life’s ups and downs will soon be available to any primary or intermediate school in New Zealand. Southern Cross, New Zealand’s leading independent...

Dyslexia an advantage, says business owner

Dunedin-based business owner David Begg hasn’t let Dyslexia hold him back from growing two successful cleaning companies; in fact, he says it’s been an advantage. Begg’s exterior cleaning company Pure Services recently merged with the...

Entries now OPEN for 2021 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri...

Help us find the hidden healthcare heroes! Entries are now open for the 2021 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora, New Zealand’s only national, independent primary care awards. This year has shown...
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Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

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